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Pair of Earrings

1933.1705ab (RS7421)

Description

Pair of vulcanite earrings, squared hoops with gold wire ear fasteners.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
EARRING
earrings (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 1/4 in (A); 1 1/4 in (B) x 3/16 in (A); 3/16 in (B) (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1933.1705ab
GUSN
101043
Reference Notes
For more information on jet jewelry and imitations see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910" v. 2 (1991): 657-709; Cooper, Diana and Norman Battershill, "Victorian Sentimental Jewellery," (1972): 19-30; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 125-130; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 125-126, 254-256; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 94-95.
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